The Hoshruba Repertory
about Hoshruba Repertory
The Hoshruba Repertory is a theatre company formed in 2012 with the intention of bringing literary texts alive on stage with engaging performances. Their idea is that after watching a performance, as Rupert Snell says, "the axis of one’s being should have shifted, at least for a moment, by a degree or two."
Danish Husain is a poet, actor (Losing Gemma, Peepli Live, Dhobi Ghat, Ankhon Dekhi, Welcome To Karachi), filmmaker (Live from Peepli documentary), theatre director (Krapp’s Last Tape, Chinese Coffee), one of the people who helped revive the lost art form of Urdu storytelling - Dastangoi, a columnist with India Today’s opinion site Daily O. He runs his own theatre company called The Hoshruba Repertory which premiered its new play ‘Ek Punjab Ye Bhi’ at the prestigious Prithvi Theatre Festival 2015. His upcoming movies are three indie projects - Mantra, City of Dark, and Alif (in a lead role).
The company debuted with an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on March 25, 2012. Since then, their productions have been Ira Lewis's much acclaimed Chinese Coffee (2012), a play based on the short-stories of Ali Akbar Natiq - Ek Punjab Ye Bhi which premiered at the Prithvi Theatre Festival 2015, a poetry performance piece called Poetrification with Denzil Smith, and a multilingual storytelling project called Qissebaazi that premiered at the NCPA festival Centrestage in 2016.